Numerous studies have shown that plants not only increase the comfort level in doors but work to reduce psychological and physiological stress in humans. As a result, we have seen a rise in demand for Biophilic Design from our clients over the last decade. How do I add plants in interior design? Lets find out!

First, it is important to always remember the 5 elements of design. Line, shapespace, value, colour and texture. Always keep these elements in mind before deciding anything! Take a look at our understanding a space’s elements page for more info.

If we look at space for example, increasing the number of plants in a room will help fill the physical boundaries of your room while keeping the elements balanced. A client of ours in their North York home decided to keep a delicate balance of rustic furniture and plants in their new living room, keeping things neat and simple.

Erica Gelman using plants in interior design to accent a kitchen
I LOVE how Erica Gelman of Erica Gelman Design uses greenery here to liven up a room

Furthermore, if we look at texture, which is defined as “the sensations caused by the external surface of objects received through the sense of touch”- hanging plants would work well. Adding plants in interior design in ways of hanging plants on some victorian style backsplash would complement your space perfectly!

Next, we can take a look at colour, in which you can combine some plants with natural wood, providing a warm environment with a little edge!

Lastly, it is important to realize that as we continue to understand the ill effects of global warming, we can all do our part in living in a functional yet environmentally conscious space.

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